Jaguar XE SV Project 8
Born To Perform
0-100 KM/H IN JUST 3.3 SECONDS
TOP SPEED 320 KM/H
The 2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 is the most extreme of all Jaguar performance vehicles so far. Although there isn’t an announced Jaguar Project 8 price, you can expect it to be expensive. After all, the XE starts at $43,900 in the base configuration and goes up to $61,500 in the top-of-the-line XE'S. Since the SV Project 8 is a special version created with enhanced performance and unique features, you can expect it to cost more than the top-of-the-line regularly available version.
To make a high Jaguar Project 8 price even more worth it, this model will have very limited production. There will only be 300 models made around the world. Each of those is going to be assembled by hand by the team at the SVO Technical Centre located in Warwickshire, England. If you are lucky enough to spot one driving around Ontario, savour the moment.
The Project 8 is made by SVO, Special Vehicle Operations. This Jaguar division is known for its specialist engineers and creating the most luxurious and fastest vehicles. They are always rare with state-of-the-art technology, and the 2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 continues this trend.
Under The Hood
As a performance-oriented model, the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 specs include an incredibly powerful engine, a 5-liter V8 with a supercharger and 592 horsepower. This makes the Jaguar the most powerful of all street-legal Jaguars throughout the brand’s history. Get it up to speed and you will be driving 322 km/h.
Driving the Project 8 gives you access to the suspension derived from motorsport vehicles. Even the damper mounts were adjusted, becoming ball-jointed as a way to improve response. When driving, you can switch between one of two ride heights, one that is designed for the track and one for the road. The all-wheel-drive system has been modified to enhance agility as well as driver feel. Despite the all-wheel drive, the Project 8 handles like you would expect from a two-door supercar. The Intelligent Driveline Dynamics even include an electronic active rear differential.
To make the most of the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 specs, it is also incredibly lightweight. Jaguar used a lightweight aluminum architecture they pioneered and paired this with carbon fiber. You can find carbon fiber in the rear spoiler, front splitter, side skirts, bumpers, hood, and fenders, all of which help keep the vehicle light to maximize performance and agility.
In addition to the Project 8’s lightweight and powerhouse of an engine, it features a long list of other features designed to enhance its performance. The front splitter is deep and adjustable, while the rear spoiler is also adjustable. Even the angle of the rear spoiler is tunable, so you can choose between maximizing downforce andreducing drag. Once you hit 300 km/h, the rear spoiler can produce 122 kg of downforce.
To make sure you are able to stop with confidence, the 2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 also has the biggest and most technologically advanced of all brakes to ever be on a Jaguar. The 400mm carbon ceramic discs include six piston calipers in front, all of which are lightweight. Look to the Adaptive Dynamics system, and you will notice that the version in the Project 8 is specially tuned to feature a new Track Mode.
Look at the wheels, and you will find lightweight forged alloy ones that are lighter and strong compared to conventional cast alloy. The result is a superior ride quality and handling. The wheels also have carbon inserts to reduce drag. On the wheels, you will find Michelin Sport cup 2 tires that maximize comfort as well as grip.
Interior Made for Racing
When you sit inside the Project 8, you will have no doubt that this vehicle was designed with racing in mind. The Jaguar XE SV Project 8 price includes four ebony leather-trimmed seats featuring Oyster contrast stitching. The front seats are actually performance seats with a special magnesium frame for weight reduction.
Take advantage of the Interactive Driver Display in high definition and the most crucial information at only a glance. Shift gears using the paddles on the three-spoke steering wheel wrapped in Alcantara or with the Pistolshift selector trimmed in carbon fiber. A fighter jet inspired the Pistolshift, and you won’t find it on another Jaguar XE.
One of the things Ontario drivers will love about the Project 8 is that this vehicle can be completely personalized. Pick one of the three standard colors or, if you prefer, you can also opt for one of the five SVO Premium Palette colors. There is even a Bespoke by SVO edition that is unique. You get to choose 10,000 other accent and body colors in addition to painted brake calipers, racing-inspired decals, and a commissioning plaque.
To learn more about the 2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 specs or become one of the lucky few Canadians to own one, contact us.